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Obliterate 


Reviewed 10.16.02

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Judge Bill

At first, if you wanted to blow up the world, there was Nevinyrral's Disk. It was an artifact that took out artifacts, lands, and creatures. Then they decided to give the ability to red only, and created Jokulhaups. That was a great foil against blue ... if it didn't get countered.
 
Then they decided to make it uncounterable. It costs two more mana, but blue can do little about it. And finally, like Nevinyrral's Disk, it gets played.
 
This will be the first card in a base set that can't be countered. This was one of the abilities that was thought to be too advanced for a base set; but in a nod to the other purpose of the base set, namely, to provide a pool of reprinted cards for type 2, they put it in there.
 
It's good at what it does, namely, screwing blue. Red will typically come back from this faster than blue will. That is about all this is good for, so, it typically finds a place in the sideboard.
 
In limited, this is crap. It's too random of an effect to rely on.
 
Constructed: 3
Limited: 1


Rob
Lawing

Obliterate is a higher costed version of one of many people's very red, old school, reset buttons, Jokkulhaps(spelling not verified). It cost a little more but for the extra cost it is uncounterable, making it rather slow, but always effective. I think it is a decent card and when played in the right deck, a game winner. Once again in limited I am not sure how to rate this because of the lack of 8th edition limited environments. However, it was good in block draft when first printed and should retain that status.
 
Ratings
Constructed 4
Limited 3

 
Alex
Hockey

Obliterate:

A reset button that resets pretty much everything. The biggest use I can see for it is when facing a control that has gained control. Play the uncounterable obliterate and the game starts from scratch except for enchantments and life. 8 mana is a lot to play but, unlike jokulhaups, when you do get to cast it you can guarantee it will resolve. A 3 in constructed.

Playing this in limited is a risk as your opponent could get a better start after the reset. A 1.5 in limited.


Robby Hinton

Limited: 3
Constructed: 4

Obliterate is sooo cool. I like mass destruction.  It's fun, fun, fun for everyone. In limited, you can't really build your deck around it so it's not as good, IMO. In constructed, you have NetherHaups. How fun is NetherHaups? It may not be the best deck, but it is a lot of fun.


DeQuan
Watson

i used to really like this card.  Then they made Upheaval :(

The fact that they made upheaval cheaper to cast makes this card a lot less valuable :(

However, it's going to be around  alot longer than Uphaveal, so we have something to be thankful for.  When it's back in 8th edition maybe things will have changed a bit :)

Constructed: 3.0
Limited: 2.0

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